Ander Monson

Ander Monson is the author of eight books: four of nonfiction (Neck Deep and Other Predicaments, Vanishing Point, Letter to a Future Lover, and I Will Take the Answer), two poetry collections (Vacationland and The Available World), and two books of fiction (Other Electricities and The Gnome Stories). A finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Award (for Other Electricities) and a National Book Critics Circle in criticism (for Vanishing Point ), he is also a recipient of a number of other prizes: a Howard Foundation Fellowship, the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, the Annie Dillard Award for Nonfiction, the Great Lakes Colleges New Writers Award in Nonfiction, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He edits the magazine DIAGRAM, the New Michigan Press, Essay Daily, and a series of yearly literary/music tournaments: March Sadness (2016), March Fadness (2017), March Shredness (2018), March Vladness (2019), and March Badness (2020).

Alta Asks Live: Ander Monson

Author Ander Monson joins Alta Asks Live and Heather Scott Partington to discuss his new book, The Gnome Stories. 

The Gnome

This new short story from Ander Monson's The Gnome Stories is about looking for things that are hard to see, even if we've walked past them 10,000 times. 


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